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We Shall See the Sky Sparkle with Diamonds



"We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkle with diamonds." Chekhov.

And so indeed we shall. I may be presumptuous enough to say that we already are.I am pretty sure I saw an angel or two doing some hopscotch over there in War City whilst our Kids in War were quietly waging peace.

At the end of this week they will be carrying their peace to our Springs Kids Tribe , our Yezidi rescued kids and together we will learn peace. I am confident that if we'll have a spare minute to look up towards the mountains, the skies above are going to be sparking with diamonds. And we will know peace.

Meanwhile, our Kids in War, are working sunny day and freezing night, preparing for Peace. The only battle worth preparation, the only battle worth waging. Peace.


" A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation, and further can even enable a change in the destiny of all humankind." Daisako Ikeda, " The Human Revolution"


" Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience." Thomas Merton


" Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. " Jesus.



" Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is the manifestation of human compassion," Dalai Lama XIV


"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowing eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures," John F. Kennedy.

We're here for the long haul. Peace. Its a culture. Until the angels sing and the sky sparkles with diamonds.